Every company wants their information technology to enhance their business. In fact, many leading businesses employ a Chief Information Officer (CIO) to develop strategic plans for incorporating technology into their company.
However, not every organization has the need or means to employ such a full time executive. Virtual CIO services allow businesses of all sizes to enjoy the benefits of this strategic position, on an as-needed/on-demand service.
Obviously, this system will save you money, but more importantly, you get to enjoy the benefit of an elite team of technology experts, rather than a single internally hired resource.
Below are the 6 key features Virtual CIO services bring to the table
1. Technology Roadmap
Having a forward-thinking vision of where you want your business to be, as well as goals for immediate improvements, is essential to any successful organization. Virtual CIO services provide you with a technology plan that helps you identify specific IT solutions that will help you meet the short-term and long-term objectives of your business.
2. IT Budgeting
Another benefit of Virtual CIO services is that you will gain an understanding of how your current IT budget is being spent and if your technology investments are working to your advantage. With these services, you can understand where spend improvements can be made and what costs can be streamlined.
3. Business Continuity Planning
The best time for a disaster recovery plan is before you actually need one. This allows your company to be well-equipped to handle a business disruption. With Virtual CIO services you benefit from disaster strategy development that allows you to quickly respond in the event of a disaster or outage.
4. IT Strategic Planning & Analysis
When you employ Virtual CIO services, technicians will work closely with you to understand your business goals for every aspect of your company. They then develop technology initiatives and strategies to help you meet these goals.
5. Network Assessment
The first step with Virtual CIO services is often an inventory your current IT systems to:
- Pinpoint any exposure or risk to potential lapses in security, data backup, power outages, and system downtime.
- Outline a powerful and comprehensive line of defense for your specific network against even the most evasive and deadly computer viruses, hackers, and spam.
- Recommend ways to speed up your entire computer network while possibly cutting costs on your Internet and e-mail service.
- Create Initial Network Documentation to figure out exactly what’s "under the hood" of your infrastructure.
6. IT Project Management
Large IT projects can get off-the-rails without a seasoned project manager at the helm. Many Virtual CIO services include a Project Management team to help keep your project on track.
DP Solutions is interested in listening to your company’s business challenges and goals. We are ready, willing, and most importantly, able to help you develop an IT strategy to move your company forward. Talk to us today at (410) 720-3300 or click here.